This Thursday, August 26, the Prime Minister, Jean Castex, was present at the microphone of RTL specifying the new changes to be planned for the start of the 2021 school year.
The start of the school year is fast approaching and many changes are to be expected. This Thursday, August 26, the Prime Minister, Jean Castex, was present at the microphone of RTL announcing the new changes to be planned for the start of the 2021 school year.
As the vacation draws to a close, concerns about going back to school mount.
This Wednesday, August 25 was held the Council of Ministers, the opportunity for the government to specify the objectives of this recovery.
The previous year (2020-2021), for almost the entire school year, teaching in attendance was possible thanks to the implementation of a strict protocol.
For the next school year, the rules are changing.
“We are ready” says Jean Castex
Indeed, the government is considering several scenarios this year, accompanied by a protocol that evolves according to the health situation, in order to put in place proportionate measures.
To do this, a graduation in four levels has been established, going from level 1 in green to level 4 in red. A plan allowing national education as well as parents to start the school year calmly.
However, one issue continues to worry some parents: vaccination of children under 12
On June 15, the vaccination campaign for adolescents (12-17 years old) was launched, which was a real success in 2 months, France now has more than one in two adolescents having received at least one dose (53% at August 15, according to official figures). Almost a third of the adolescent population now has a complete vaccination schedule.
Questions about the vaccine for children under 12 are therefore more and more numerous. Nevertheless, Jean Castex confirms it, this vaccination campaign is not currently envisaged. But remember that this decision does not depend on the head of government.
“It should perhaps be explained, it is not the head of government, neither French nor elsewhere, who says ‘we are going to vaccinate such and such a population’. It is the scientific authorities who assess the results, costs and benefits of vaccination. Global studies are underway which have not yet been completed. So the scientific community does not recommend vaccinating children under the age of 12. ”, he detailed.
The objective is therefore to continue to monitor this part of the French population through saliva tests. In schools, there are 600,000 weekly tests planned for children. Jean Castex insists on the wearing of the mask maintained, in the classes as in the playgrounds according to the level of the protocol.